August 2015 Blog Posts (27)

Costa Mesa’s Memphis Café Celebrates 20-Years

The Memphis Group is pleased to announce that Memphis Café will celebrate 20 years of food, community and culture this fall. Memphis Café has served Costa Mesa as a neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district since 1995. Soon after opening, Memphis Café received a “5 star” review from LA Times restaurant critic, Irene Virbilla and has continued to earn…


Added by Kelli on August 28, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

No Kid Hungry and Tommy Bahama Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger in America

During the month of September Tommy Bahama is partnering with No Kid Hungry to fight childhood hunger in America. Donations through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort ensure that every child gets the necessary nourishment they need to grow strong and learn. Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising program held every September bringing thousands of restaurants…


Added by Kelli on August 27, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Happy Hour EVERY DAY?? Only at Catal in Downtown Disney!

Added by OCfoodies on August 26, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Casey's Cupcakes Beach Boy Cupcake

Summer is coming to an end but in Orange County that doesn't mean much, take a break from the summer heat with Casey's Cupcakes! ​The Beach Boy Cupcake ($3.50) is freshly baked ​and artfully designed to feed your eyes and your sweet tooth! The Tahitian vanilla cake and creamy vanilla buttercream frosting is topped with a bright red gum ball and garnished with delectable yellow sugar crystals​-- it feels like vacation already!​…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns to Stores September 8th

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time, marks the return of autumn for many customers. "When you taste PSL, it tastes just like fall,” said Peter Dukes, director of Espresso and Brewed Coffee for Starbucks. “When we first surveyed our customers with our top ideas for a new fall beverage, pumpkin scored right in the middle of the pack,” Dukes said. “But the uniqueness of the beverage was very high, and it caught our attention. We played with the spice and…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Chipotle to Hire 4,000 People in a Single Day

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced its first-ever National Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 9, with the goal of hiring 4,000 new employees. Chipotle currently employs more than 60,000 people, and entry-level crew positions can put employees on the path to developing rewarding careers. Over the last year, the company has promoted more than 10,000…


Added by Kelli on August 26, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend

FARMstead ED presents Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival Weekend September 19th-20th, at Windrose Farm. The weekend’s festivities begin with Saturday’s festival supper, which we are simply calling TOMATO. Then on Sunday, the Heirloom Tomato Festival will offer tasting of over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, as well as local purveyor favorites using Windrose Farm tomatoes and other in-season produce.…


Added by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Habit Burger Grill Debuts Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., has announced the introduction of a Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger. The limited time special is available August 19-October 6 at participating Habit Burger Grills and is priced at $5.95. The new Double Char begins with two fresh, seasoned chargrilled beef patties that are layered with plump, savory roasted portabella mushrooms, melted…


Added by Kelli on August 20, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Savor the Taste of Summer with Seasonal Menu Additions at DJT

DJT at Trump® International Hotel™ Las Vegas invites guests to enjoy a final taste of summer with new seasonal menu additions and a Chef’s Summer Tasting Menu available until September 20th. Executive Chef Sydney Jones and his culinary team’s newest offerings introduce hints of Italian flare and highlight the summer’s most refreshing flavors in a delectable lineup of dishes and pairings. “Consistently evolving our menu at DJT, our summer additions extend our locally-sourced, farm-to-table…


Added by Kelli on August 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rubio’s® Introduces New Grilled Seafood Option

Rubio’s® Restaurants has announced the addition of sea bass to its sizeable selection of coastal cuisine. Starting on August 26, long-time guests and newcomers alike are invited to try the Cilantro Lime Sea Bass Two Taco Plate or Bowl available for a limited time. Rubio’s is the first national fast-casual restaurant to offer sea bass, demonstrating its commitment to providing…


Added by Kelli on August 18, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

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Added by OCfoodies on August 17, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Original Catalina Wine Mixer

The Original Catalina Wine Mixer is happening Sunday, September 13. Get your tickets now for the first ever “Step Brothers”-inspired celebration. Indulge in an array of fine wine, music, gourmet food, live music, (so many activities!) and the best time you can have on an island located just an hour boat ride away. Better yet, don't let Monday ruin your Sunday by booking an overnight stay with one of three hotel packages available.

· When: Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 12PM –…


Added by Kelli on August 17, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Mini Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecakes

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 50 mins

Serves: 12


For the crust~

7 graham crackers – crushed (chocolate graham crackers can be used also)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 Tablespoon sugar

5 Tablespoon unsalted butter- melted

For the cheesecake~

16 oz. cream cheese- softened

¾ cup powdered…


Added by Kelli on August 17, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Norm Macdonald "Assumes the Suit" as the Real Colonel Sanders

Kentucky Fried Chicken® continues to weave Colonel Sanders into the fabric of American pop culture with its latest advertising spots featuring “Last Comic Standing” judge and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Norm Macdonald as its iconic, ribbon-tied founder. “Other than not quite looking like him, his voice being different, and his inability to cook the world’s best chicken, we…


Added by Kelli on August 17, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

American Family Housing Raises the Bar at Annual Pro BBQ Competition and Summer Festival

This past weekend, American Family Housing hosted its 4th annual Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons Professional BBQ Competition and Summer Festival at Huntington State Beach. The culinary event raised awareness and critical funds to support homeless adults and families in Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, with over fifty professional BBQ teams, filling a quarter mile…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

True Seasons Organic Kitchen Celebrates their First Anniversary

True farm to table, organic, chef-driven cuisine is tough to find in Orange County, California…unless you find yourself at True Seasons Organic Kitchen in Anaheim who are celebrating their first anniversary. To commemorate their first year in business True Seasons Organic Kitchen is going to donate a percentage of their proceeds to The Pantry during the month of September.…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Unfilterd at Bluewater Grill

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Brandi Glanville will be at Bluewater Grill Redondo Beach Aug. 15 to sign her new Sonoma Valley wine. UNFILTERED BLONDE is a Sonoma County Chardonnay from NY Times Bestselling Author, Brandi Glanville, in partnership with Tyson and Jenni Rippey of The Vintners Group. With hints of vanilla and oak, the wine pair perfectly with Bluewater…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Happy National Lemonade Day!

Opening a little over one year ago, Chomp Eatery & Juice Station has been providing local customers with a flavorful way to eat well. The eatery is now putting a new twist on everyone’s favorite summertime drink - lemonade. National lemonade day is August 20th, and what better way to celebrate than with flavors ranging from watermelon, to activated charcoal, to green…


Added by Kelli on August 14, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

National Pot de Crème Day is Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Celebrate with this stylish French Riviera-inspired eatery FIG & OLIVE’s signature Chocolate Pot de Crème recipe. As one of diners’ most beloved dishes, pot de crème is a prime example of dessert trends returning to simple roots—showcasing the pure classic taste of chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and other flavors without excessive garnishes and sauces. Dessert aficionados can mark the holiday with the restaurant’s comforting Chocolate Pot de Crème with Crunchy Praline Financiers and…


Added by Kelli on August 13, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

Summer Recipes by Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped

With summer in full swing, Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped and heartburn sufferer, teamed up with PEPCID® for a second year to enable food lovers in their pursuit of great tastes by creating some classic summer dishes with bold flavors. Here are those recipes. Enjoy!

Crispy fish tacos with avocado citrus serrano salsa and tangy slaw

This is every…


Added by Kelli on August 11, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

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